Cordero Sentenced in Florida Horse Poaching Case

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Written by PAT RAIA

    A Florida man, Luis Miguel Cordero, was sentenced on Feb. 1 to serve four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to poaching two horses and butchering them for their meat.

    In September 2009, Miami-Dade County law enforcement authorities arrested Santiago Cabrera in connection with a July 2009 incident involving a horse discovered dead in a pasture near its stables that was apparently butchered for its meat. Cabrera later confessed to taking part in a similar killing in Miami Gardens.

    Miami-Dade County law enforcement authorities also arrested Cordero in September 2009 as he attempted to poach two horses located in the pasture of a Northwest Miami-Dade County ranch. Cordero later confessed to the Miami Gardens incident. The killings were two among 20 similar horse poaching incidents that took place in Miami-Dade County and Miramar, Fla., in 2009.

    Both Cordero and Cabrera were later each charged with multiple felonies including killing a registered breed horse, armed burglary, and animal cruelty in connection with the killings.

    Cabrera pleaded to the charges against him. On Dec. 17, 2010, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel sentenced him to five years in prison in connection with the incidents. Read more >>

1 thought on “Cordero Sentenced in Florida Horse Poaching Case”

  1. He could face deportation after his sentence? How about he SHOULD be deported. We sure don’t need people of his ilk in this country. Since Mexico still slaughters horses, he should be happy to go back. Of course, then he would have to pay for his dinner. Disgusting through and through.


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